Pre-trial Proceedings of Post-Hachalu Detentions: Legal Analysis of Selected Cases

By Mikiyas Bekele[1] Click Here to download PDF Version.  I. Background 1. Following the assassination of a prominent Ethiopian Singer, Hachalu Hundessa, on June 29, 2020, there was unrest and, communal and religious violence in parts of the Oromia Region and the capital Addis Ababa. Following this tragic incident, arrests including prominent politicians and journalists […]

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Explaining Metekel Syndrome: Revisiting the Prolonged Ethnic Violence

Dagnachew Ayenew Yeshiwas* (for CARD**) In the last few days, almost the whole mainstream and social media discourses have been predominantly overwhelmed by reports and analysis on violence in Metekel, following the recent attack on September 4 and 5 against members of Agew and Amhara ethnic groups. Reports revealed that the attack was carried out […]

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